WESTON -Weston Drama Workshop, a nonprofit youth summer theater organization based in Weston, has announced its summer lineup of productions to be performed in July at Regis College’s Fine Arts Center.
Founded in 1962 and incorporated in 1963, Weston Drama Workshop has been producing professional-quality shows starring local youth performers in the Weston community for nearly six decades.
The program is open to participants entering fifth grade through age 23.
More than 2 dozen Framingham residents are part of this summer’s shows.
Matilda, the Musical, the Tony Award-winning production based on Roald Dahl’s classic tale, will be this summer’s morning program musical, featuring students entering fifth through ninth grades.
The story of an extraordinary young girl navigating the trials and tribulations of childhood, Matilda will be directed by Aidan O’Hara and features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. A limited number of spots are
available in this program, and auditions will take place today, May 18.
Some students in this age range will also participate in the currently full afternoon theatre intensive program, which this year will stage pilot production of a new show to be announced soon.
Weston Drama Workshop will also produce three productions as a part of their Evening Program, which serves participants entering ninth grade through age 23.
This year’s shows include Legally Blonde, an energetic musical based on the well-known motion picture, directed by Skylar Grossman with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
The Wolves, a play by Sarah DeLappe about an adolescent soccer team,
directed by Stephanie Manning Recine.
Spring Awakening, the angsty rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik, directed by Chris Brindley.
All shows will be performed July 18-27 at the Regis College Fine Arts Center, and tickets will go on sale to the public later this spring.
For further information on these productions, and to register for the 57th season, visit www.westondramaworkshop.org.